62 years of marriage

David B. Goldberg, M.A.

The Polish Ambassador to Israel, Jacek Chodorowicz, presented medals and certificates of honor signed by Polish President Andrzej Duda to Dr. Hillel Goldberg and his wife Leah in recognition of their 62 years of marriage. Hillel Goldberg was previously decorated with the Silver Medal of Honor by the late Polish President Lech Kaczynski.

Fact vs. Fable
– God’s Word is eternal (Isaiah 40:8)

David B. Goldberg, M.A.

It was the end of Shabbat and I had just finished praying at the Kotel, the ancient wall of the Jerusalem Temple site, as our family has done each week for the past quarter century. I had read the names of over seven hundred people who had contacted us from around the world in recent […]

Iran and its European Union Ally

David B. Goldberg, M.A.

A new, improved Iran was welcomed into the circle of civilized nations in recent months. With Iran agreeing to just delay the development of nuclear bombs for a decade or so, all is forgiven and trade resumes. In January, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and an entourage of 120 visited Italy and signed deals worth US$18 billion. […]

The Pride of Nations

David B. Goldberg, M.A.

A fundamental principle of Jewish teaching is that there is no excess in Holy Scripture; every word is essential. So why is the story of Aaron’s elder sons, Avihu and Nadav, who were consumed by fire when they offered “strange fire” at the dedication of the Tabernacle, mentioned four times in the Torah (Lev. 10:1-2; […]

Reports the Mainstream Media Ignore

David B. Goldberg, M.A.

People rely on the news media in order to be informed about local and world events. That’s clear enough. It is a fundamental tenet of journalism that news be presented objectively. So far the theory. The reality is much different. Much of news reporting today is agenda-driven opinion that conceals facts that conflict with the […]

Another Year, but No New Beginning

David B. Goldberg, M.A.

On New Year’s Day 2016, my son Ariel and a friend were in Tel Aviv to do some shopping along the famed Dizengoff Street before heading home to Jerusalem. Two hours later at the same spot, Nashat Milhem, 28, pulled out a gun and started shooting at shoppers. Survivors of the attack remarked that the […]

Iran’s Christmas in July

David B. Goldberg, M.A.

On July 14 this year, Persian celebrations continued for hours into the night in Tehran. A million revelers filled the streets of the Iranian capital. The masterful Iranian negotiators had come home from Palais Coburg on Theodor Herzl Square in Vienna with a dream deal. An early Christmas gift of between US$100 and 150 billion […]